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Lois Beckett is a ProPublica reporter covering politics, big data and information privacy issues.
NRA and Republicans Find Unlikely Ally on Rollback of Gun Control Rule: Science
Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: The Guardian
Donald Trump is set to sign into law a reversal of an Obama policy to bar certain mentally ill people from owning guns. Researchers and civil rights activists agree.
Six Days in Ferguson: Voices From the Protests
Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: ProPublica
A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from reporting on the ground.
Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health
Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: ProPublica
A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.
Republicans Say 'No' to CDC Gun Violence Research
Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: ProPublica
Georgia congressman calls funding study of gun violence 'propaganda.'
How Corporations Know Who You Will Likely Vote For
Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source: ProPublica
Across the country, companies are using cookies to tailor the political ads you see online.
Dark Money Political Groups Target Voters Based on Their Internet Habits
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: ProPublica
Seeing the same political ads on every Web site you visit? Maybe the ad-makers know more about you than you'd ever guess.
How Microsoft and Yahoo Are Selling Politicians Access to You
Posted on: Jun 12, 2012, Source: ProPublica
Campaigns use voters records to assemble lists of people they're trying to reach. Microsoft and Yahoo help campaigns find these people online and then send them tailored ads.
26 Facts About the Awful Conditions Where Your Gadgets are Made
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: ProPublica
Breaking down what we know about Foxconn, the massive factory in China where workers manufacture popular products like iPhones and iPads.
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